That’s because Catholics think some things are true even if they aren’t in the Bible. The Bible doesn’t say everything has to be in the Bible. That idea…is something you’ve added to the Bible. Earlier you said, “reading anything into the scripture other than what it says…I don’t want to go there.” Sounds like you’ve already done that!
all of what i see and hear of Mary doctrine is nowhere in the OT or the NT.
The Marian doctrines are supported by several Scriptural lines of evidence. The opening post of this thread provides some of the Scriptural support for Mary’s sinlessness – now I wonder, where is the Scripture against it?
My favorite argument for Mary’s sinlessness is in the numerous times the Bible praises her sanctity:
Luke 1:28 – “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!”
Luke 1:28 – “Blessed are you among women!”
Luke 1:42 – “Blessed are you among women!”
Luke 1:45 – “Blessed is she who believed!”
Luke 1:48 – “All generations will call me blessed.”
Luke 1:49 – “For the Almighty has done great things for me.”
Luke 1:43 – “And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?”
Luke 1:46 – “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior!”
Luke 1:48 – “He has regarded the lowly estate of His handmaid.”
Luke 1:30 – “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.”
Luke 1:38 – “I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done unto me according to thy Word.”
Luke 2:35 – “And a sword will pierce your own soul also, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”
Luke 2:19 – “But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.”
Luke 2:51 – “And his mother kept all these things in her heart.”
Mark 3:34-35 – “Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother.”
John 2:4 – “Jesus said to her, ‘Dear woman, what is that to me and to thee? My hour has not yet come.’ ”
John 2:5 – “His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ ”